I’m a firm believer that the more natural the product is, the better it is for our bodies.
With the rise of the organic beauty movement, more and more people are realizing that choosing skincare products that have less chemicals is better for our skin and our overall health.
Skin is our largest organ, and over time, all the chemicals that we put on our faces and bodies seep into our systems and cause toxicity.
Because of this, I encourage everyone to buy skincare products that have natural ingredients that you can actually pronounce. Or better yet, you can create your own face masks and tonics using natural and healthy ingredients that you already have at home!
Ready to get started? Here are some of my favourite home made recipes:
Tonic for oily skin
The secret ingredient in this tonic is lemongrass. This herb is packed with vitamin A and C, it works hard to keep your skin looking radiant and healthy. However, beyond that it also has astringent properties which helps to minimize your pores as well as keep your oil levels balanced – cutting back on those pesky pimples.
• 1 teaspoon of lime juice
• 1 tablespoon of cucumber juice
• A few drops of lemon grass
• A few drops of rose water
Mix the 3 ingredients together and apply to the oiliest parts of your face (for most skin types, that’s usually the T-Zone). Leave on for 15 minutes, then rise off with water.
Natural anti-wrinkle face cream
• 1 whole egg
• 1 tablespoon of coconut oil or jojoba oil
Mix the two ingredients together in a bowl. Smooth the mixture onto the face and neck. Leave it on for 15-30 minutes and let it dry. Wash off with warm water and then splash your face with cold water to close your pores.
Face mask for dry skin
• 1 teaspoon of almond oil
• half a teaspoon of milk
• 1-3 teaspoons of organic honey
Mix the ingredients together and apply nightly to the face and neck before going to bed. Leave for 15-30 minutes before rinsing off with water.
Face mask for exfoliation
• half an avocado
• 1 teaspoon of honey
• half a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
Peel the avocado, cut it in half and set the skin aside. Mash up half an avocado in a bowl with honey and apple cider vinegar. Put the mask on your face and leave it on for 15 minutes. Rinse with warm water followed by cool water.